Yamato (California)

Daisuke Miyazaki/119 minutes/2016/Japan/Fiction

SHOWTIMES:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 19:00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Moody teenager Sakura shares a small house with her mother and brother, next to the US military base in Yamato, Japan. Her only dream is to become a famous rapper, but a crippling stage fright makes her unable to perform in front of the audience. Out of the blue, the daughter of her mother’s American boyfriend, Rei, arrives from California to spend some time with them. This unexpected arrival will at first turn Sakura into a state of turmoil but she will soon realise that she and Rei have much more in common than what she initially thought.  
Sakura, seorang remaja murung, tinggal di sebuah rumah sempit, yang bersebelahan dengan kamp militer Amerika Serikat di Yamato, Jepang, bersama ibu dan adiknya. Satu-satunya hal yang ia cita-citakan adalah menjadi penyanyi rap terkenal, tetapi demam panggung membuatnya tidak berani tampil di hadapan penonton. Datanglah Rei, anak perempuan dari kekasih ibunya yang berasal dari California, dan tinggal bersama mereka. Awalnya, Sakura menduga kedatangan Rei akan menimbulkan kekacuan, tetapi segera ia menyadari bahwa Rei dan dirinya punya banyak kesamaan.

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Director

Daisuke Miyazaki

Daisuke Miyazaki

Director

Daisuke Miyazaki was born in 1980 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. He started making films when he was studying at Waseda University. In 2004, he participated in the summer school of the New York University that took place in Japan. His thesis The 10th Room won the Christine Choi Award which is the grand prix at the KUT Film Festival held by the NYU. So far, Miyazaki has worked for many directors who represent modern Japanese cinema such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Kunitoshi Manda. End of the Night will be his first feature film.   Daisuke Miyazaki lahir pada tahun 1980 di Yokohama, Kanagawa. Ia mulai membuat film ketika kuliah di Waseda University. Tahun 2004, ia berpartisipasi dalam sebuah program musim panas dari New York University yang diselenggarakan di Jepang. Tesisnya yang berjudul The 10th Room memenangkan Christine Choi Award yang merupakan hadiah utama dalam KUT Film Festival yang diselenggarakan oleh NYU. Selama ini, Miyazaki telah bekerja bersama banyak sutradara yang merepresentasikan film Jepang modern seperti Kiyoshi Kurosawa dan Kunitoshi Manda. End of the Night akan menjadi film panjang pertamanya.